Loading Paper in the Rear Paper Feed Slot

You can load one sheet of paper, card stock, or other thick media, or one envelope in the rear paper feed slot.
Note: Paper that is too stiff may not load correctly. Check the paper specifications.
  1. Send your print job from a computer or using the product's touch screen.
    • If printing from a computer, select Rear Paper Feed Slot for the Source (Windows) or Paper Source (OS X) setting.
    • If printing from the product's touch screen, select Rear Paper Feed Slot for the Paper Source setting.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • If you are printing from a computer, click Print.
    • If you are printing from the product's control panel, press the  Start button.
    You see a message on the LCD screen, then you see instructions for loading paper.
  3. Flip open the rear paper feed slot cover.


  4. Slide out the paper support.


  5. Slide the edge guides outward.


  6. Do one of the following:
    • Load a single sheet of paper or thick media, printable side up and short edge first, in the center of the rear paper feed slot. Push it approximately 2 inches (5 cm) into the slot.


    • Load an envelope, short edge first with the flap facing down and to the left, in the center of the rear paper feed slot. Push it approximately 2 inches (5 cm) into the slot.


    • Load a sheet of loose-leaf or other paper with holes as shown, and push it approximately 2 inches (5 cm) into the slot.


  7. Slide the edge guides against the paper or envelope, but not too tightly.


  8. When you are ready to print, press the  Start button.
    Note: The output tray opens automatically when you print. Leave enough space in front of the product for the paper to be fully ejected.
Always follow these loading guidelines:
Note: If ink smears when you print on thick paper, you can select the Thick Paper setting to improve print quality.
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